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Cardiothoracic Surgery

Aileen Wilkinson, MSN, MBA, RN, Alumnus CCRN

Practice Manager

Personal Statement:

Maria Aileen A. Wilkinson graduated Cum Laude from the University of the East, Philippines, with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1997. For the next 20 years, she worked in multiple critical care units, including Neuro ICU, Cardiac/Transplant Critical Care, and Cardiac Catheterization Lab. During that time, she also earned her CCRN certification. In 2017, she obtained her master’s degree in Nursing Administration (MSN) and Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Texas at Tyler.

Aileen has been the Practice Manager for the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UT Health San Antonio since December 2012. She also supports the Division of Cardiology and Diabetes with the Department of Medicine. Her responsibilities include supervision and oversight of the departmental clinic operations at our many clinical sites.

Ms. Wilkinson is a great advocate of excellent patient care and staff satisfaction. She possesses and continuously improves on her leadership skills through various organizational programs. She has received awards and recognition for her leadership excellence both here and other organizations, including a Nomination for the UT Health Regents Outstanding Employee Award in 2018.

Aileen spends her free time with her family and enjoys a relaxing vacation at the beach.